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The Borders, Scotland, Bicycle Tours


With the magnificent city of Edinburgh as its hub, this region offers a range of wonderful varied cycling routes both to the north and south of the Firth of Forth.

Edinburgh is a must for anyone planning a visit to Scotland – a city that everyone should experience at least once. You should try to devote a couple of days to the city’s myriad attractions if you have the time.  Getting away from Edinburgh by bicycle is easy – there are several well-signed National Cycle Network (NCN) routes radiating from the centre. There is also the option to pop your bike onto a local train and start your riding in North Berwick or in Dunfermline.
Geographically close to the city, but a million miles away in terms of hustle and bustle, the Lothians boast peaceful, unspoilt beaches, rolling hills and lush farmland. The castles, churches and historic houses of the region tell many stories of Scotland’s colourful past.

Covering about eighteen hundred square miles, the Scottish Borders stretches from the rolling hills and moorland in the west, through the gentler valleys and rich agricultural plains of the east, and on to the rocky Berwickshire coastline with its secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages. The Borders is also packed with historic sites – abbeys, castles and ancestral homes – and has particular associations with local hero Sir Walter Scott.

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Map of the Region

You may find it helpful to view and print off a copy of the regional map and cross reference with the description.

Scotland Map